Getting You from A to B with Peace of Mind by Ben Nardolilli

Two week countdown! Here’s your perk alert,
the express lane of jobs continues ever onward, past
sidewalk and roadway seating,
distance rules, which is why you have to be open
to swimming from borough to borough these days

What the fact? I know, a Shakespearean adaptation
is going on at the Empire State Building,
you can bet it’ll be a demonstration
of the myth of democracy or the neuroscience
of making memories that store the horizon we lost

The rise of freelance teams requires a certain
ruthlessness, a free sticker for you, if you join tonight
with the revolution, no, it hasn’t been cancelled yet,
celebrate crypto-independence,
the establishment is going after us all in the morning

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at and is trying to publish his novels.